Christian Atsu shown the exit door at Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has told fringe players, including Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu to find a new club.

The tricky winger is having a torrid time at Newcastle United. He has had to settle for a place on the bench in most parts of last season and the situation hasn’t changed this season.

Atsu, who started just 6 league games last season was omitted from the match day squad for the first game of the new English premier league season.

Speaking in an interview with BBC ahead of Newcastle United’s EFL Cup match with Blackburn, Steve Bruce who named Atsu and four other players as people who need to seek game time elsewhere.

“I like Christian [Atsu] – the same goes for [Yoshinori] Muto – trains every day, works tirelessly, a good professional – but in a situation where are they going to play enough? There has to come a time when they go and play football”.

“The same goes for Saivet. Henri has been around the place since I’ve been here. We try to treat him with respect and he trains every day and is a good pro. Henri Saivet, Atsu, Muto, Lazaar [Achraf], Aarons [Rolando]– they need to find a home and try to progress their careers again.”

Atsu, who is in his fourth year at Newcastle has attracted interest from Turkey and Scotland, with Scottish champions Celtic emerging as favorites to secure his signature.

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